Friday, October 15, 2010

Red Velvet Cake Pops

Ever since I saw these on bakerella, I've wanted to make them. But I never had any lollipop sticks, candy melts, or cake mixes. But you don't really need a cake mix to make it, but it's just easier using one.

I thought these were going to be fairly easy to make. And I was right. They were easy.. until I started putting the chocolate on them. I learned a few things while making cake pops.
1. Make the cake pops small. If they're too big, they won't stay on the stick.
2.When you put the stick in, don't push it down all the way. If you do, it will fall off when it gets harder
3.Make sure the chocolate isn't too thick! If it is, the cake pop will become too heavy and fall off the stick.
4.Don't use too much frosting. The recipe said use a whole can, but that's too much. I only used half a can and it was still a little too much.

All in all, making cake pops was a.. learning experience. Some were good and some were falling off the sticks.

But in the end, it was actually pretty fun. And you can use any kind of cake, frosting, and chocolate. I used white chocolate melts, milk chocolate, and mixed some together. Next time I think I'll use less chocolate and a different cake mix.

Red Velvet Cake Pops
recipe from Bakerella

1 box red velvet cake mix (and ingredients to prepare mix)
1/2 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz)
1 package candy melts
lollipop sticks
cardboard box

Prepare cake as directed on box and let cake cool completely on wire rack in pan. After cake is cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.

Mix thoroughly with 1/2 can cream cheese frosting. Mix until slightly moist and slightly doughy. You can use your fingers for this part, but it may get messy.

Roll mixture into quarter size balls, lay on cookie sheet, and stick lollipop sticks slightly into cake balls. (You can do this by using a mini ice cream scooper but it's easier to hand roll them)

Chill for 2-3 hours. This can be done faster by putting them in the freezer.

Once cake pops are chilled, melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.

Roll pops in chocolate and prop up in Styrofoam or cardboard box. (Make holes in a cardboard box and stick them in, make sure the cardboard box isn't too short.)


  1. Oh I've been wanting to make those for a while! So cute!! :D Where did you get the lollipop sticks?
    ^^you should try those! :D they're super amazing, sort of like brownies. Except better :P

  2. I love your cake pops - they're something I've always meant to make but am yet to try. Great tips as well :)

  3. These cake pops look nice and yummy!! gloria

  4. Ah, how cute is this?!
    I've found your Blog and fell in love with it. :)
    This recipe is soo gorgeous.
    I follow you. ;)
    Lovely regards,

    xx, Jana from petit fournil de paris.

  5. I don;t make things like this often, but I usually just place mine down on wax paper to dry instead of styrofoam. I have some leftover cake I trimmed and I am going to make these sometime real soon. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Feel free to come on over to my "Sweet Sunday" blog party where you can share your sweets that you made with others.

  7. So fun! Bakerella's always look amazing, but I don't think I'm talented enough to make them look like hers. Way to go attempting something new!

  8. ive been wanting to try these for so long. good on ya for doing it! they look great and thank you for the tips. I will def. keep that in mind when I get around to trying these myself :)

  9. cake pops are certainly fun! Stop by my blog if you'd like to enter to win a signed copy of her book I'm giving one away :)

  10. oh wow!! I remember the first time I tried to make these!!! Well.. the only time. Because it was such a horrible mess. I think the recipe called for waaaay too much frosting. bleh. well.. i think maybe i should try again. :)

  11. oh those are adorable and look sooo yummy!

  12. i've so been wanting to try these! i'll get around to it someday and i'll definitely be using your tips.

  13. omg theyre so sticky and AMAZING!!! <3

  14. Everything's more fun to eat on a stick. Furthermore, I would rather have a cake pop than a traditional lollipop any day - I always feel like regular lollipops must be rotting my teeth! Frosting is far superior. :)

  15. I've never ventured into the world of cake pops, but I have done cake balls.. they're finicky little guys especially when you're coating them! Nice job on your first go :)

  16. I made these couple of weeks ago. the cake was good but I failed big time with the chocolate glaze, so mine weren't as pretty as yours, and they wouldn't stand on a stick. I guess they were just too big :(

  17. You are so right about the learning experience part! I just made some more cake balls this weekend and learned the lessons of how to properly temper chocolate (after the fact of course). I had no idea that melting chocolate was so complicated! If you make these again stick with the candy melts because you won't run into the issue that I had.